Today I’m going to review and setup the Strips by Sensative invisible door and window sensor.
The Strips sensor is a battery operated z-wave plus device that has an incredibly low profile that can be used indoors or out. Most sensors are big and bulky. But not the Sensative Strips.
The sensor communicates to your hub using the z-wave plus protocol. One advantage to this is that the strip can be an extended distance from the hub since z-wave allows you to use other powered devices, like switches and lights, as repeaters.
At the time i recorded this video, the Sensative strip is not supported by the Wink Hub or Wink Hub 2. However, the Sensative Strip does work with Fibaro Home Center 2, Fibaro Home Center Light, Vera Edge, SmartThings and a few others. So, I’m going to connect this to my SmartThings Hub.
Now that this is installed, I want to connect this into Stringify so that I can do some other cool things. When the window is open, I’m going to trigger a stringify flow to turn on my TV backlight to Green. At the same time, it will automatically place my Ecobee3 smart thermostat to a setting that widens my high and low comfort setting range, which will prevent the thermostat from being too sensitive.
As I’ve mentioned before, one cool thing about creating your custom DIY smart home is that you can save on energy costs. When the sensor is triggered, it sends the notification over to Stringify. Stringify in turn runs a flow that controls lights that are controlled by my Wink Hub.